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Sophomore Year (grade 10)

September
    
Division 1 hockey recruiting is happening much earlier each year.  You should begin to identify schools of interest.
October
     
Fill out and submit the online recruit questionnaire forms as completely as you can.
November
     Send e-mails to colleges-expressing your interest and include your team's game and tournament schedule for the season.
December
     Continue to play well and stay focused on your academics
January
     Please note that while you are allowed to contact schools, they are not allowed to contact you this year.  (contact types include, e-mail, letters, and phone calls)
February
     Contact coaches if you want to plan an unofficial visit during your school vacation.  They cannot return your calls, so keep trying to reach them.
March
     By now, you should have a general list of 5-10 schools that you are interested in.
April
    
If you are interested in summer camps or prospect weekends, sign up for events run by or coached by representatives from your school list. 
May
    
E-mail and update colleges with your summer tournament and camp schedule.
June
     Fax colleges a copy of your unofficial High School transcript (grades 9 & 10)...after your final grades have been added.

Junior Year (grade 11)

July
    
Take unofficial visits over the summer. Visit as many as you can.Visit schools you may not think you are interested in. The experience may change your mind.
August
     E-mail coaches again with your interest, your fall hockey schedule and contact information (most importantly your e-mail).

September
    
This is the first month they can send a recruiting e-mail to you.
October
    
If you have changed teams, your school, or your mailing address, fill out online questionnaires or send e-mails to keep up-to-date.
November
    
E-mail your winter team's game and tournament schedule. Feel free to plan unofficial visits during the season to check out a game and the campus during the school year.
December
     Continue to play well and do well in school.  Do not let your hockey schedule interfere with your study schedule...stay focused and remain disciplined.
January
     Sign up for the Spring SAT and/or ACT testing dates.
February
    
Keep College's up-to-date on your playing schedule (postseason tournaments, playoffs etc.)
March
     If you have not done so, fax a copy of your High School transcript (if you sent one after grade 10, then wait until the end of the school year to send an updated one).
April
     
Sign up for recruiting Camps.  When taking SAT's make sure you indicate the NCAA Clearinghouse number (999) as a place to send your scores.
May
     E-mail college's with your summer tournament and camp schedules.
June
    
Make sure your target schools are updated with your most recent telephone numbers and complete High SchoolTranscript (grades 9-11). Register for NCAA Clearinghouse after your Junior year.

 NCAA Clearinghouse: http:www.ncaaclearinghouse.net

 
Senior year (grade 12)

July

     This is the first month coaches can initiate a phone call to you. If possible you should take an unofficial visit to all the schools in which you have an interest, by the end of the summer.


August

     Begin planning official Visits- If a school is interested in you.  They will offer you an official visit. Remember, you may only take FIVE Official Visits to any school.

September

     Begin to take your official visits to compare schools.

October

     Retake SAT and ACT tests as needed to improve your scores.

November

     The NLI (National Letter of Intent) Signing date is early in this month. If you are offered scholarship money, you will receive NLI signing papers.  Approximately 20% of the athlete's sign by this period.

December

     Approximately 50% of the potential player pool will be committed to by the end of this month. Stay in touch with your schools of interest until they advise that they are full or no longer interested. Many opportunities present themselves once the early signing period is over and everyone knows where they stand.

January

     Approximately 75% of the potential player pool will be committed to by the end of this month. Opportunities still exist, stay in touch with your schools of interest until they advise that they are full or no longer interested. It is important not to get frustrated.

February - March

     Approximately 95% of the potential player pool will be committed to by the end of this period. Opportunities may still exist, but it is time to re-evaluate all options. Stay in touch with your schools of interest until they advise that they are full or no longer interested. You should have applied to schools you would like to attend and play for even if you are not offered an athletic scholarship.

April

     Almost all of the available scholarship dollars are committed by the end of this month. Some opportunities may still exist; your schools will have made it clear what their level of interest is.  Most Division 1 schools carry 2-5 non-scholarship players on their roster. Many of them earn scholarships later in their career. There are lots of opportunities to play hockey at the college level, explore all of them and pick the best one for you.

 

This calendar is designed to serve as a general guide to aid you to the college search process. It is not an exact science and each player's process will be a bit different. If you miss a step or start later, it will not disqualify you.